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Join Transportation Services for UK Bike Week

Man riding a bike.
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2023)— Transportation Services is celebrating cyclists during UK Bike Week, set for Monday, April 10, through Friday, April 14.

This annual series gives cyclists a chance to participate in five days of bike-related activities, with a chance to win prizes.

“We’ve planned a variety of experiences that cyclists can enjoy this spring,” said Sandra Broadwill, UK’s Alternative Transportation manager. “Bike Week puts the focus on our two-wheeled commuters and is designed to be fun, but also to teach people about the variety of resources and support provided to cyclists across campus.

Students who attend at least three Bike Week events and get their Bike Week passport stamped at each will be entered to win a $100 certificate to be used at a local bike shop. Passports will be available at each Bike Week event.

For those who would like to participate in Bike Week activities but don’t have bike of their own, bicycles can be checked out for free from the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library. Participants can also opt to join on their own e-scooter or rent one from our Bird fleet.

Add these events to your calendar:

Bicycle Tour of Campus: 2 p.m. Monday, April 10

  • Bring your bike or e-scooter to Wildcat Alumni Plaza. We’ll leave from there to explore campus as you’ve never seen it before. Learn all the best cut-throughs and stop at campus bicycle facilities along the way.

Big Blue Buses & Bikes: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 11

  • Swing by the UK steps on South Limestone, where you can learn how to load your bike on a bus. Enjoy snacks, lemonade and meet our Lextran partners. Freebies and fun are guaranteed.

Bike to Campus Day: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12

  • Join us at Gatton College of Business and Economics upper plaza area, where you can pedal your own smoothie, get free bike tune-ups, and swag, and learn about our campus bicycling resources.

Tour de Downtown Art: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13.

  • Bring your bike or e-scooter to Wildcat Alumni Plaza. We’ll start from there to explore Lexington’s downtown art scene. We’ll visit some of Lexington’s unique murals, led by local artist Brian Connors Manke.

Try Your Hand at Bicycle Trivia: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14

  • Meet us outside between White Hall and Lafferty Hall. Compete in bicycle trivia, with a chance to win prizes!

All Bike Week events are free. Please follow us on Twitter @UKParking and on Facebook at for updates in case of inclement weather. 

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